New owner questions

Asked by Jan 09, 2010 at 02:31 AM about the 2004 Kia Optima LX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just bought a 04 Optima with only 29000 miles (old ladies car) The air bag light is on and was told I needed to reset it. How do I do this? Also I need to adjust the headlight on one side a little to the right. Again, how is this done. Thanks for any help.

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I'm not sure about either of them since I've never had an Optima to look into these details, but I assume the airbag would need a scanner reset, which can be done at a dealer or at a local garage which has the Proxia/Lexia available. As for the headlamp, I honestly have no clue so I hope someone else here can help you. Sorry :)

Thanks. I solved the headlight aim problem. There are 2 spring wire clips that hold the bulb in place. One was not secured so I just secured it and the problem was fixed. Still worried about the airbag light though.

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I have a 2001 Kia Optima and the airbag light was on. I don't remember how much it costs to repair, but I do know I had to bring it to the shop since it wouldn't pass inspection with it on. They charged me labor to investigate it, I do remember that and I think they just did something to turn off the light. At any rate, they never found the real problem and were stumped.

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Same here. I have a 2004 Kia Optima and my ABS light came on and I was told by Auto Zone that I had to take it to the dealer. They only charged $27 to do whatever it is they did, but the light was back on about 3 mos later. It's still on and it did pass inspection.

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